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NFL Combine 2015 Quick Takes: OL and TE

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A quick look at the performances of offensive linemen and tight ends at the 2015 scouting combine.

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Depending on how you evaluate the Falcons roster, you may have them going for an offensive lineman or tight end somewhere in the first few rounds of this year's draft. Given that, here are some quick takes on how some stand-out players did:

The Top OL Prospects

Player Bench Press 40-time Vertical Broad Jump 3-cone
T.J. Clemmings 22 reps 5.14 32.5 111.0 in 7.68
La'el Collins 21 reps 5.12 27 108.0 in 7.70
Andrus Peat N/A 5.18 31 105.0 in 8.01
Brandon Scherff 23 reps 5.05 N/A N/A N/A
Cameron Erving 30 reps 5.15 30.5 112.0 in 7.48
Ereck Flowers 37 reps 5.31 N/A N/A N/A


The Top TE Prospects

Player Bench Press 40-time Vertical Broad Jump 20yd Shuttle
Maxx Williams 17 reps 4.78 34.5 117.0 in 4.37
Clive Walford 20 reps 4.79 35.0 120.0 in 4.57
Nick O'Leary 21 reps 4.93 30.5 110.0 in 4.50


Biggest OL Surprises

Jake Fisher, Oregon

The former tight-end weighed in at 306 lbs and put up an official 40-time of 5.01, nearly cracking into the 4s. He put up a respectable 25 reps on the bench press as well. His 3-cone time of 7.25 and vertical of 32.5 put him in the same company with Clemmings from a physical standpoint. Fisher was projected to go somewhere between the 2nd and 4th rounds, but his good combine performance could solidify his status as an early day-2 prospect.

Ali Marpet, Hobart

Don't recognize the school name? That's ok, because this guy is going to be in the conversation of fast risers. He put up an impressive 30 reps on the bench press along with an impressive official 40 time of 4.98. It's sounding like he could be a day-2 pick at this point.

Biggest TE Surprises

Wes Saxton, South Alabama

The athletic tight end put up an impressive 4.65 40 time, along with a 36 inch vertical and broad jump of 119. Concerns about his pass blocking will keep him from going early, but as a pass catcher he has intriguing potential. His combine has helped to create some buzz around where he could be taken in the draft.

Mycole Pruitt, Southern Illinois

While the tape shows a good receiver who is often inconsistent in his effort, the combine will show that he was the best workout warrior of the group. His 40 time of 4.58, 38in vertical and 118 inch broad jump put him at or near the top in nearly all the key measurements. While the tape shouldn't be ignored, teams will definitely be intrigued by his performance.